Buttermere is a Quality Eco Friendly 2 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed ground floor cottage situated in a delightful rural location. The cottage a perfect base for a peaceful family holiday. Buttermere is fully quipped for the disabled with mobility grade 1 and 2 awarded.
Southwaite Green is in an area of peace and tranquillity in the Lorton Vale, almost mid-way between Cockermouth and Lorton both 3 miles away, Keswick is 9 miles to the east. Within a short drive are the less frequented western lakes Crummock Water, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale, winner of Britains Best View. There is ample walking and cycling opportunities from the door... and a wealth of shops and restaurants can be found in both Cockermouth and Keswick.
The properties sit on Paddle Beck giving a peaceful ambience together with 10 acres of grounds including newly planted woodland, wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum. Consequently there is an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, red squirrels, badgers and the occasional heron that visits the beck, not forgetting the resident barn owl.
Southwaite Green is a development of four properties that have been constructed in 2007 by the owner, who lives on site, to an extremely high standard. The cottages have an abundance of local timber used by local craftsmen to retain the traditional character and wherever possible used the original timbers from the barn. They have been painstakingly converted using “green design and technologies” with ground and air source heat pumps to power the under floor heating beneath the slate and oak floors. A design feature has been the use of solar panels and the positioning of the windows to generate maximum solar heating to produce the heating and hot water. Great attention to detail has been paid to ensure that these are Eco-friendly properties, including organic bedding and towels, hand made furniture from sustainable sources and they have even gone to the extent of using Eco-friendly paints. The owners have gone to great trouble to ensure the properties have a low ‘carbon foot-print’ and to ensure your holiday is an enjoyable experience.
The development briefly comprises two, 2 bedroom cottages, Skiddaw and Esther’s Barn. Buttermere is a ground floor two bedroom cottage which is specially adapted for disabled use with mobility one and two rating and Beckside a three bedroom, three bathroom house. The properties have been given the much acclaimed Gold Award from the Green Tourism Scheme.
Buttermere is all ground floor, fully equipped for the disabled with Mobility grade 1 and 2 awarded, has under floor heating throughout and comprises:
* Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with colour TV, DVD player and wood burning stove
* Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
* Drying cupboard.
* Double bedroom with adequate room for a wheelchair.
* Double bedroom.
* Wet room with shower, hand basin and WC.
* Terrace with furniture.
* All electric with ‘A’ rated energy efficient appliances, bed linen and towels included.
* Cot and high chair available.
* Private parking for 1 car with further parking available over the stream.
* A warm welcome awaits you from the owner including a welcome pack with fair trade and local produce together with a wide range of local books, maps, guides and places to visit.
* Shared use of the laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer.
All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
Left on 10/10/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Tim & Teresa Westcott
We felt very comfortable and relaxed here, good open aspect enjoyed the views through the large windows in the main living area.
A walk around the paths leading to the pond are worth exploring and a glass of wine whilst watching the sun go down from the summer house positioned at the top of the pond shouldn't go amiss either.
Al in all very enjoyable.
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